New tool tells Michigan residents how likely they are to get COVID-19, how severe case could be
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched “CV19 CheckUp” -- a free, anonymous tool that evaluates someone’s risks associated with COVID-19. Click here to visit the CV19 CheckUp tool online. Travis said the tool can be used by all Michigan residents, but it’s specifically designed to help adults 60 and older. The tool used artificial intelligence to analyze each person through an online questionnaire. “CV19 CheckUp was developed to fill an urgent public need,” said Jim Firman, chief innovation officer at BellAge.
Coronavirus spread in Michigan ‘slow, controlled,’ according to data
Nearly one month since our last report, Michigan has maintained its “medium” risk level for a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to data from Covid Act Now. A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the United States and colored according to their "Covid Risk Level." Michigan is still labeled at "medium risk" for virus spread, according to data from Covid Act Now. Experts recommend that at least 90 percent of new COVID-19 cases are traced within 48 hours to contain the virus. According to the data, Michigan’s contact tracing did fall to as low as 25 percent at the beginning of August.
Michigan moved from ‘high’ to ‘medium’ risk for coronavirus outbreak, data shows
In just over a week, Michigan’s risk for a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been moved from a “high” risk level to a “medium” risk level by Covid Act Now. On Friday the data shows that Michigan is averaging 7.3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases per day for every 100,000 residents. Majority of Michigan counties are considered at a “medium” risk for a COVID-19 outbreak, according to the data. A map of Michigan counties and their assigned COVID-19 risk levels from research led by Covid Act Now. See: Michigan COVID-19 risk map update: Where things standGov.
Health officials: Ingham County COVID-19 cases may be tied to recent travel
LANSING, Mich. Ingham County health officials are asking people who have recently traveled to states with a high-risk for coronavirus (COVID-19) spread to self-quarantine for 14 days. The recommendation comes as COVID-19 cases spike throughout Ingham County -- which officials say may be largely attributed to recent travel. Approximately one-third of positive cases in Ingham County have recent travel in their history, said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. Ingham County health officials are urging people to use this data to influence their travel plans, avoiding regions that are high risk for COVID-19 spread. Recent travelers should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms, which can develop up to 14 days after exposure.
What does Michigan’s ‘high risk’ for COVID-19 mean?
DETROIT – A website that tracks the risk of COVID-19 spreading in each state has changed Michigan’s status from being in control of the spread to “at risk” of an active outbreak. The group of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts and public policy leaders at Covid Act Now used a number of different factors to calculate a risk for COVID-19 worsening in any given state. By their calculations, Michigan is currently only able to trace 48% of new coronavirus infections within two days. As of the calculations done on July 4, the risk level for every region has gone up. Grand Rapids and Lansing are both listed as high risk, while Metro Detroit was increased to medium-high risk.
Michigan now at ‘high risk’ for coronavirus outbreak, research shows
Michigan has now been labeled at “high risk” for a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as cases increase across the state, according to data from Covid Act Now. A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the United States and colored according to their "Covid Risk Level." A map of Michigan counties and their assigned COVID-19 risk levels from research led by Covid Act Now. (Covid Act Now)A number of Michigan counties have moved backward into “high” or “critical” risk levels for a COVID-19 outbreak since last week. Michigan is one of 24 states at high risk for a COVID-19 outbreak.
Michigan no longer ‘on track to contain COVID,’ data shows
The state of Michigan has now been labeled “medium risk” for coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and is no longer “on track to contain COVID,” according to data from Covid Act Now. Now Michigan is seeing a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases as much of the nation experiences case and death spikes. According to Covid Act Now Michigan currently has a low infection rate of 0.88, which means each Michigan resident infected with the virus is infecting 0.88 other people. Experts recommend that at least 90 percent of new COVID-19 cases are traced within 48 hours to contain the virus. A map of Michigan counties and their assigned COVID-19 risk levels from research led by Covid Act Now.
COVID-19 by county: New tool identifies local virus risk levels
A new tool is making it easier to identify the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread at the county level for each individual state. Regions risk levels dont necessarily change each day, but rather are based on the daily changes in data. A map of counties across the United States and their labeled COVID-19 "risk level" from a new research initiative by Harvard Global Health Institute. July 1, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 64,132, Death toll now at 5,951Oscoda and St. Joseph counties are both experiencing an orange COVID-19 risk level. A map of Michigan counties and their labeled COVID-19 "risk levels" based on their daily increase in COVID-19 cases.
Michigan is 1 of 3 states ‘on track to contain COVID,' data shows
According to their model Michigan is now “on track to contain Covid” and has a low “Covid Risk Level,” according to a tweet shared Tuesday. #Michigan has moved to green on our COVID Warning Dashboard, indicating that they are on track to contain COVID. pic.twitter.com/7ZPBuETI4x — Covid Act Now (@CovidActNow) June 16, 2020“Cases are steadily decreasing and Michigan’s COVID preparedness meets or exceeds international standards across our key metrics,” Covid Act Now said in the tweet. A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the United States and colored according to their "Covid Risk Level." READ: COVID-19 in the US: Tracking states with the most cases, deaths on June 17Click here to see Covid Act Now’s assessment of the U.S. and individual states’ COVID-19 risk levels.